Marc Johnson of The Johnson Post offers three take-aways from the GOPrimary last week:
To me the lesson is clear: Democrats in Idaho often only get a chance to shine because the state’s Republicans put forward a weak, flawed or otherwise damaged candidate. The Idaho GOP would appear to have at least three less-than-secure candidates in November – a third term seeking governor badly in need of uniting his splintered party, a secretary of state candidate who couldn’t hold his own leadership position in the state legislature and has been dogged by other controversy, and a candidate for school superintendent who no one seems to know. No predictions, but rather the observation that historically Idaho Democrats need Republicans to misfire if they are to have a chance to win an election. We’ll see if any of the current Democrats are positioned to take advantage of that history lesson. More here.
Question: Which statewide candidate is most vulnerable to an upset by a Democrat this year -- Gov. Butch Otter, secretary of state candidate Lawerence Denney or secretary of state candidate Sherri Ybarra?